Bullycide: Help!

  • Posted: June 30, 2009 and this post was last modified April 4, 2011.

How do we expect people to ask for help when we are constantly trying to tell them that they need to learn to do things on their own? The thing is, we should not be doing everything on our own. We can’t do everything on our own. Why expect our kids or loved ones to? In fact, there are many important things that we could not do without the help of others so when is a cry for help a sign of weakness? When does help have to imply something negative?

Kids are scared to come to their parents when they have a problem with bullies because they are taught that they need to learn to grow up. Boys are taught to be men and girls are taught to have compassion; where do we teach them that it is ok to be weak?

They certainly cannot be weak in front of their friends; after all, these are people that they are surrounded by more often than their parents in their school age years. They have to do what they have to do to just to have a good day and not lose what little friends they believe they have left.

And what about your office coworker? Too old to be bullied? Too old to be the victim? Too weak?

First of all, I don’t see why the focus is on the victim being too old to feel hurt rather than the bully being too old to act so childish. But the truth is, whether or not we grow up sooner or later, some people are just not equipped to deal with a bully. Not because they are acting childish, but they actually feel powerless and alone. And why not feel alone if your coworkers aren’t supporting you?

Sometimes it takes the action of others to help their friends and loved ones. Why let a bully govern one’s happiness?

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